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The Resource The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections, edited by Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby

The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections, edited by Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby

Label
The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections
Title
The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume of original essays brings together histories of the making and the makers of most of the major Indigenous Australian museum collections. These collections are a principal source of information on how Aboriginal people lived in the past. Knowing the context in which any collection was created - the intellectual frameworks within which the collectors were working, their collecting practices, what they failed to collect, and what the Aboriginal people withheld - is vital to understanding how any collection relates to the Aboriginal society from which it was derived. Once made, collections have had mixed fates: some have become the jewel of a museum's holdings, while others have been divided and dispersed across the world, or retained but neglected. The essays in this volume raise issues about representation, institutional policies, the periodisation of collecting, intellectual history, material culture studies, Aboriginal culture and the idea of a 'collection'." -- COVER
Additional physical form
Also available for purchase in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page: http://www.mup.com.au.
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.8991507494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Peterson, Nicolas
  • Allen, Lindy
  • Hamby, Louise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Museums
Target audience
general
Label
The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections, edited by Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part 1: Collecting in its institutional context -- Collections as artefacts: The making and thinking of anthropological museum collections, Leonn Satterthwait -- Reflections in a cracked mirror: What collections representing 'them' can say about 'us' and the role of museum collections, Richard Robins -- An ark of Aboriginal relics: the collecting practices of Dr LP Winterbotham, Daniel Leo -- Part II: Collecting under the influence of evolutionism -- Gentlemen collectors: the Port Phillip District, 1835?1855, Elizabeth Willis -- 'Annexing all I can lay hands on': Baldwin Spencer as ethnographic collector, John Mulvaney -- The man who collected everything: WE Roth, Kate Kahn -- The Australian Aboriginal collection and the Berlin Ethnological Museum, Janice Lally -- Talking into the wind: Collectors on the Cooper Creek, 1890?1910, Chris Nobbs -- The dynamics of the collector?curator relationship: Interpreting Henry Hillier's Central Australian Collections, Ian Coates -- 'Your obedient servant': The John Tunney collection at the Western Australian Museum, Ross Chadwick -- Professionals and amateurs: different histories of collecting in the National Ethnographic Collection, David Kaus -- Part III: Before It Is Too Late -- The 'idea behind the artefact': Norman Tindale?s early years as a salvage ethnographer, Philip Jones -- The reluctant collector: Lloyd Warner Louise Hamby -- Tons and tons of valuable material: The Donald Thomson collection Lindy Allen -- Only sticks and bark: Ursula McConnel?her collecting and collection, Anne Perusco -- The art of collecting: Charles Pearcy Mountford, Sally May -- Ethnographic and archaeological collections by FD McCarthy in the Australian Museum, Val Attenbrow -- Part IV: Transformed Collecting -- 'I did not set out to make a collection': The Ronald and Catherine Berndt Collection at the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, John Stanton -- 'The woman with men's business': Helen Wurm, Margie West -- Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge?Ruhe Aboriginal art collection of the University of Virginia, Margo Smith
Control code
000042890222
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 596 p.
Isbn
9780522855692
Isbn Type
(pdf.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
Label
The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections, edited by Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part 1: Collecting in its institutional context -- Collections as artefacts: The making and thinking of anthropological museum collections, Leonn Satterthwait -- Reflections in a cracked mirror: What collections representing 'them' can say about 'us' and the role of museum collections, Richard Robins -- An ark of Aboriginal relics: the collecting practices of Dr LP Winterbotham, Daniel Leo -- Part II: Collecting under the influence of evolutionism -- Gentlemen collectors: the Port Phillip District, 1835?1855, Elizabeth Willis -- 'Annexing all I can lay hands on': Baldwin Spencer as ethnographic collector, John Mulvaney -- The man who collected everything: WE Roth, Kate Kahn -- The Australian Aboriginal collection and the Berlin Ethnological Museum, Janice Lally -- Talking into the wind: Collectors on the Cooper Creek, 1890?1910, Chris Nobbs -- The dynamics of the collector?curator relationship: Interpreting Henry Hillier's Central Australian Collections, Ian Coates -- 'Your obedient servant': The John Tunney collection at the Western Australian Museum, Ross Chadwick -- Professionals and amateurs: different histories of collecting in the National Ethnographic Collection, David Kaus -- Part III: Before It Is Too Late -- The 'idea behind the artefact': Norman Tindale?s early years as a salvage ethnographer, Philip Jones -- The reluctant collector: Lloyd Warner Louise Hamby -- Tons and tons of valuable material: The Donald Thomson collection Lindy Allen -- Only sticks and bark: Ursula McConnel?her collecting and collection, Anne Perusco -- The art of collecting: Charles Pearcy Mountford, Sally May -- Ethnographic and archaeological collections by FD McCarthy in the Australian Museum, Val Attenbrow -- Part IV: Transformed Collecting -- 'I did not set out to make a collection': The Ronald and Catherine Berndt Collection at the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, John Stanton -- 'The woman with men's business': Helen Wurm, Margie West -- Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge?Ruhe Aboriginal art collection of the University of Virginia, Margo Smith
Control code
000042890222
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 596 p.
Isbn
9780522855692
Isbn Type
(pdf.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports

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